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News Roundup — May 2018

Why care about location intelligence? Why should you enter our 2019 Map Calendar & App of the Month Contests? Find out about these and more in the May News Roundup.

2019 Map Calendar & App of the Month Contests

Do you have a map or app project that you’re particularly proud of? Enter our contests for a chance to have your outstanding work featured in our print calendar or the Esri Canada Blog. Each selected entrant will also be awarded a CDN$50 gift card. Deadline for submissions is Friday, June 8, 2018.

Feature Stories

May’s App of the Month: Calgary’s Solar Potential Map
May’s App of the Month is City of Calgary’s Solar Potential Map. See how they used geographic information system (GIS) technology to help residents explore the viability of solar as an energy source for their homes and buildings. 

Towards resiliency: Leveraging Esri in all phases of emergency management
A global movement is afoot. It is a movement towards adopting a resilient approach, beginning at the individual or municipal level with programs like the 100 Resilient Cities, to the international level with agencies such as the United Nations.

Mississauga modernizes its Employment Survey using GIS
Esri Canada User Conferences are a place to learn about new developments, ideas, implementations and products. When City of Mississauga’s Steve Czajka attended the Esri International User Conference in San Diego, little did he know that his learning at the conference would lead to the modernization of Mississauga’s annual Employment Survey.

Digital transformation of geospatial technology for the defence industry
Defence organizations nowadays rely heavily on digital technology to achieve information dominance and gain superiority over their adversaries. The ongoing digital transformation around us presents a great opportunity for defence organizations to integrate smart technologies into their operational planning process and accelerate their decision cycles.

Why care about location intelligence?
Location intelligence allows a business to answer questions that couldn’t be answered outside of a geospatial context. Find out more about why businesses should care.

Esri Canada News

Elaine Dawson Given The Roger F. Tomlinson Lifetime Achievement Award
April 17, 2018

City of Cambridge Wins Award for Using GIS for Drug Debris Response
April 4, 2018

ArcGIS Apps in the News

Introducing the Blue Jays Minor League Team Tracker
Bluebird Banter, April 20, 2018

Esri News

Esri Developer Technology Supports Situational Awareness Workflows in Disconnected Environments
April 24, 2018

Esri Releases ArcGIS Pro Workstation Customized for the Intelligence Community
April 23, 2018

Esri Donates Software to Developing Economies for Modernizing Land Administration
April 19, 2018

Esri Launches Official Statistics Modernization Program for Countries in Need of Tech Resources
April 18, 2018

Esri and Alibaba Cloud Working Together to Bring Enhanced Location Intelligence Technology to Cloud Users
April 12, 2018

Esri Announces 2018 Storytelling with Maps Contest
April 5, 2018


ArcNorth News: MNC, An Innovative Solution Provider for Cadastral Mapping
ArcNorth News is Esri Canada’s digital magazine covering Canadian GIS successes using Esri technology. Learn more about MNC, a company based out of Calgary, that currently has a contract to maintain the cadastral and parcel mapping databases in Alberta.

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WhereNext Magazine: Data-Driven Business: Avoiding the Pitfalls
WhereNext is Esri’s new digital magazine for business leaders. In this article, Lauren Bennett, the lead for Esri’s spatial statistics software development team, provides insights into how businesses can best leverage their data.

Esri & The Science of Where Podcast: Location Intelligence + Artificial Intelligence: Making Data Smarter
The goal of the series is to help executives and leaders in industry and government understand how modern GIS technology enables digital transformation and drives growth. In this featured podcast, Esri solutions engineer, Alberto Nieto, explains how location intelligence, artificial intelligence and machine learning work together to deliver value for organizations.


The utility industry changed more in the last 5 years than it did in the previous century. Those changes brought big data - the raw material containing valuable business insights. Utilities must use information effectively and foster collaboration with all their stakeholders. In this video, you'll learn how CoServ, one of the largest co-op utilities in the US, is using Esri technology and location intelligence to digitally transform their organization.